Officer Robert Harold Harrison, Jr.

Officer Robert Harold Harrison, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, January 11, 1974

Add to My Heroes

Robert Harold Harrison, Jr.

Officer Robert Harrison was killed in an automobile accident while chasing a suspected drunk driver.

During the pursuit, another vehicle changed lanes in front of his cruiser, causing him to strike the rear of the car. His cruiser left the roadway and down a 25-foot embankment. Officer Harrison was killed, and his partner was injured in the impact.

The subject they were pursuing was charged with felony drunk driving and manslaughter.

Officer Harrison had served with the California Highway Patrol for four years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 7812

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

DUI, vehicle pursuit

Most Recent Reflection

View all 16 Reflections

49 years have passed and we still remember our own. May God bless you and your family. Your service to our Blue & Gold is an honor few have had the honor to do. You are in our hearts and will always be. From one CHPY to another thank you for your services nod May you always be in our hearts.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

January 12, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.